How to Use a SIM Card in an HP 6910

By Andrew Tennyson

Installing a SIM card in your laptop enables you to connect to cellular networks. In order to use a SIM card in an HP 6910 laptop, you need to install it in the SIM card bay, which is accessible only by removing the laptop’s battery. SIM cards are only compatible with the HP 6910P, which is the only model in the 6910 line that has WWAN capabilities.

Step 1

Shut off the computer, unplug its power cable and disconnect all peripheral devices from its ports.

Step 2

Slide the battery release latch to the release position and then slide the battery locking latch to the unlock position and hold it there. Both latches are found on the bottom of the laptop just in from the battery. One is found next to the circular air vent. The other is located next to the WLAN module.

Step 3

Slip the battery out of the battery bay to reveal the SIM card slot. The slot is found in the corner of the battery bay and is clearly labelled "SIM."

Step 4

Press in gently on the existing SIM card, then release it to partially eject it. Grip it gently and slide it out of the SIM card slot the remainder of the way. Skip this step if there is no existing SIM card installed in the laptop.

Step 5

Insert the new card into the SIM card slot until it locks in place. Insert the card with the circuit-etched side up and the tapered corner facing toward the outer edge of the laptop. If you're unsure how to orient the card, match it to the SIM label found inside the battery bay near the slot.

Slide the battery back into the battery bay until both the release latch and the locking latch click. Flip the laptop over, reconnect its power cables and peripherals and then turn the computer back on.

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